Monday, December 15, 2008

A Vampyre Story Artwork

Earlier this year, I had a lot of fun working on Autumn Moon Entertainment's A Vampyre Story. The game is finally out so I'm now free to show some of the background art I did. I don't wanna ruin it for any of you gamers out there though, so I'll keep it to just three images.

You can download a free demo of the game, where some other bits of my work show up, like the layout for the options screen among other minor things, like the graveyard office door and stove textures.

The game itself seems to be generating some buzz, albeit amidst mixed reviews. I can't say I cared much for the protagonist's voice (possibly the worst attempt at a french accent I've ever heard), but the game does seem pretty fun. At the very least, the visuals are worth seeing. Give it a shot!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Thinking of Mom and Dad

Friday, December 05, 2008

Project Adonis on Hold

It never fails - When I'm on a roll, I get hurt!

It's just as well. I have some huge deadlines coming up, so this will force me to focus on those. In the meantime, to help me feel better, I went retail therapy shopping (online, since I can't walk anywhere without using a trekking pole as a cane). I found a retractable flat brush, thanks to Jimmy who did the homework in finding one for me. Speaking of Jimmy, check out his blog post from the same trip we took last week to Bishop. He's got some absolutely beautiful watercolor and gouache sketches!

Now if someone will just do the homework on learning about rest days for me...

Monday, December 01, 2008

Climbing Trip - Bishop

My fingertips are still a little too raw to type much about the climbing road trip my wife, friend Brian, and myself took down to Bishop, CA over Thanksgiving weekend. We had a great time playing on the boulders, meeting up with friends from our local climbing gym, as well as meeting other talented folks.

I even managed some sketches and a painting.

On the night we arrived, we met up with some friends for a second Thanksgiving dinner (we had a huge family dinner on Wednesday night). I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but my good painting buddy Jimmy G, whom I've mentioned throughout my blog, is also a good climbing buddy). We had a (few) nightcap(s) back at his room where he lent me a sketchbook to scribble in while we all told entertaining stories.

Justin's two dogs, Lu and Little Dog.

Overly excited. (Thanks for sending these sketches over, Jimmy!)

A view from above the Happy Boulders. Volcanic ash settled, hardened, and became the flatland you see here. Jimmy G sat next to me and painted a far more successful composition!

Alex got a little tipsy at the local dive when she dropped this little gem.

"Buttermilk Country" - Oil on linen panel, 8x10 inches. My hands couldn't take any more abuse for the day, so I set up the paints and squeezed in this hour and a half painting just as the sun made its descent behind the White Mountains.

And of course, pictures were taken.

Wanna see the photos in all their splendor? Alex put together a great slideshow here:

Bishop Climbing Trip.

The rock there was extremely sharp, and combined with the holiday weight I somehow put on overnight (okay, okay, the past few months), it made things a bit painful. Actually, I had a great time, probably some of the most fun I've had all year, but it was also a big eye-opener as to just how out of shape I am. So I've made a pre-New Years resolution to cut my internet time in half. By more if possible. And I'm going to introduce some cardio to my routine. By next year I hope to float effortlessly up the sharpest rocks imaginable. I'm calling my new ambition, Project Adonis.